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Vol. 2, Issue 12


PO Box 748 • 3430 E. Highway 101, #1, Port Angeles, WA 98362

December 2009

Russell named to BIAW committee determines which of the existing or proposed rules, regulations or legislation are detrimental or beneficial to members. Immediate Past President KevThey draft and propose new in Russell of Clawson Construclegislation as deemed necessary and tion has been named vice chair politically advisable in order to atof the BIAW’s Legislative Policy tain the objectives established by the Committee for the 2010 session. board of directors. Additionally, they The Legislative Policy Comcoordinate and determine legislative RUSSELL mittee examines, analyzes and policy on behalf of the members of the reviews existing and proposed BIAW. Th ank you, Kevin, for volunteering your rules, regulations and legislation which aff ect time and efforts on behalf of the building inBIAW members and the building industry in dustry. Your work is greatly appreciated. E-mail general on a statewide basis. This committee

Russell at if you have items to be addressed by the LPC.

The 2010 Expo registration process is in full swing. Already 39 exhibitors have registered, reserving more than 45 booths with more registrations coming in almost daily. Demonstrations have been set by a number of exhibitors with topics that are sure to be of primary interest to homeowners at all levels, as well as general and subcontractors. Rated as one of the most professional shows many of the vendors have attended, the Expo anticipates a sellout in early January. Now is the time to be thinking about completing the registration form in order to stake out your booth at the Expo. Recovery is on its

way and the Expo can be your springboard to meeting the public’s needs. If maintaining a booth is not an option, think sponsorship. There is no better return on your advertising dollar than investing in a sponsorship opportunity. Whether you can afford $50, $100, $500, $5,000 or more, there is a sponsorship to fit your budget. Associate your company name with the Expo and be remembered over the years. For more information about Expo registration or being a sponsor, contact the NPBA office at 452-8160 or e-mail to expo@npba. info.

By FaLeana Wech, Executive offi cer


Legislative preview In early December, the Legislature came to Olympia to hear updates on potential issues for the 2010 session. Work sessions on unemployment, lending practices and small business, healThcare and employer leave policies provided some outlook about what our members may face next session. BIAW lobbyists met with Democratic and Republican legislators to discuss the dire condition of home building and legislative

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options for improving the housing economy. The House Commerce and Labor Committee conducted a work session on the Department of Labor and Industries’ retrospective rating program. Labor unions testified in favor of changes to the program which would result in its demise. Business representatives testified about changes to the program which have cut refunds in half and threaten the viability of retro. Democrats on the committee demonstrated a clear interest in moving retro legislation in 2010. BIAW, working with other business organizations, will fight harmful retro legislation. The legislative session begins Jan. 11.

Important Notice Resellers Permit The old “resale certificate” process ends Dec. 31, 2009. In order to continue not paying tax at point of purchase for items and materials to be included in your projects, you now are required to have a “resellers permit” by Jan. 1, 2010. The Department of Revenue will be mailing the paperwork to all registered contractors beginning in September. Do not delay in responding to this paperwork so you will have the proper “resellers permit” by Jan. 1, 2010.

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Calendar of events: Jan. 7: NPBA Board Meeting, 5 p.m.


Jan. 28: Building Connections, host to be announced

Built Green of Clallam®

Feb. 4: NPBA Board Meeting, 5 p.m.


Feb. 25: NPBA membership meeting and dinner Feb. 27-28: NPBA booth at the KONP Home Show March 25: Building Connections, host to be announced

County Coordinator

March 13-14: Building, Remodeling and Energy Expo

Meet Alma Chang, the new interim Built Green® of Clallam County coordinator, who came on board in November this year. Chang has an extensive background in sustainability programs. She was the sustainability coordinator for Peninsula College for the past two years. Prior to that, Chang was administration assistant to the vice president at Peninsula College for eight years. You can reach her at the NPBA office from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays; 452-8160.

April 17: Builders Surplus Sale April 22: NPBA membership meeting and dinner

New in 2010 Watch for building permit activity to become an integral part of the NPBA newsletter and on the NPBA Web site,, starting in January 2010.

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Future Builders house #10 is taking shape.

Future Builders House There is a reason for blueprints By Dan Peacock, Construction Superintendent Construction on house #10 is on schedule. The exterior walls have been completed and just a few of the interior walls remain to be finished. As one visitor commented last week, “It is starting to look like a house.” Our goal has been to get the structure ready for truss delivery on Dec. 10. Not only have the students worked hard to get us ready, but we also have had the help of Tim Fraser with J.P. Cabinets and Craig Hoffman, a former F.B. graduate home for Thanksgiving break from WSU. Many thanks to both as well as to our regular volunteer, Mike Martineau; your help is really appreciated. It now looks like a roof may very well be in place before Christmas break. Those who might not be able to stop by to see the progress being made on the house can watch daily progress on a “YouTube” site. A very nice

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gentleman, Per Agesson, includes a stroll past the Future Builders house as part of his daily walking regimen. And to add variety to his walk, he has been taking photos of the construction site and talking with Dave and myself. He has posted the house’s development on http:// Check it out. What a wonderful “welcome to the neighborhood” gift Mr. Agesson has given NPBA and the students. He said in his e-mail, “I will keep taking my pictures every day when I walk my dog, till house is done-finished. I have a past as a Swedish forest engineer and construction engineer and I think this is a very good way to introduce young people to the industry.” Thank you, Per Agesson, for taking time from your daily routine to record the class and their progress on the house. The class, Dave Peterson and I wish all of you the best during the holidays.

NPBA welcomes the following new member: Michael Hall Designs Michael Hall 2204 Happy Valley Road Sequim, WA 98382 360-808-7740

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250 richer!

Propane Northwest Inc. PO Box 949 Kingston WA 98346 Sequim: 360-683-5220 Customer Service Phone Number: 866-470-3396 Email: Propane Northwest Inc., was formed in 1999 by Paul Bansen and Don Hutt, two industry veterans with a combined 37 years of experience with propane.

At Propane Northwest Inc., our mission is to provide you, our valued customer, with exceptional service and fair, competitive rates. This philosophy has proved very successful as one of our largest sources of new customers is referrals from existing satisfied customers who then refer their family, friends and neighbors. We firmly believe that customer satisfaction is the key to our continued success. For more information about service on the North Olympic Peninsula, contact Jeff Radke at 360-337-9307 or at PO Box 949, Kingston, WA 98346. In Sequim, call 683-5220.

Be a 2010 Building Connections Contest Sponsor NPBA extends its thanks to Peninsula Mortgage for sponsoring the treasure hunt in conjunction with the Building Connections. And thanks to D&K Painting for the loan of the treasure chest. If you would like to sponsor one of the two fun opportunities in 2010, contact Clair at 452-8160 or e-mail her at The next fun adventure is in the planning stages and will offer friendly competition among the members!

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Nothing better than winning to put a smile on your face. And nothing curls up the edges of that smile like winning $250 just for having a good time! Samuel Rodman had been participating at several of the Building Connections events throughout the year. He appeared to be enjoying himself along with his brother, Kevin. Both are with Eden Excavating, which joined NPBA in October 2007 and was sponsored by Roger Wheeler of RJ Services. After finding bags of gold tied with a doubloon, looking an awful lot like President Tracy Gudgel, the treasure hunt sponsored by Peninsula Mortgage paid off big time for Samuel. NPBA thanks Peninsula Mortgage for sponsoring the treasure hunt and for D&K Painting for providing the treasure chest which held the lucky winner. And many thanks to the staff at The Showcase for putting on such a wonderful evening. Not only did they serve up great food, but you added to the treasure hunt.

Julie Myers, Peninsula Mortgage, presents Samuel Rodman, of Eden Excavating, with the $250 he won in the treasure hunt. Building Connections continues through 2010 and new contests will greet those attending. Why show up? Winning is a good reason, however, doing business with a member is the real payoff!

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NPBA office is moving! Staffing needs have outgrown the current office space and after months of due diligence, a new location has been found. Within the next 30 days the office will be at 112 W. Eighth St., Ste. A, Port Angeles. It will be in the CPI Tech Center adjacent to Laurel Lanes. The mailing address will continue to be P.O. Box 748, Port Angeles, WA 98362; the phone number will remain the same, 4528160 and fax 452-8197.

NPBA Web site & Staff Addresses For FaLeana Wech, Executive Officer and Government Affairs Director: For Clair Kirkman, Members Services Director: Web site:

December 2009

2010 Building

Connections Congratulations to the follow members who will be hosting the 2010 Building Connections:

CODE CORNER Clallam and Jefferson County, Port Angeles, Port Townsend, Sequim Juan de Fuca Chapter of ICC

R313 International Residential Code — Smoke Alarms When more than one smoke alarm is required to be installed within an individual dwelling unit, the alarm devices shall be interconnected in such a manner that the actuation of one alarm will activate all of the alarms in the dwelling unit.

Aug. 26: Penny Creek Quarry

Can you get smoke alarms that play different songs for the seasons? I don’t think so … However, we can tell you where smoke alarms are required to be installed in new construction. 1. In each sleeping room.

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2. Outside each separate sleeping area in the immediate vicinity of the bedrooms.

These fun and profitable evenings have proved very successful in bringing members together. Oftentimes, members are meeting members for the first time at Connections. Watch for e-mails outlining how these members will transform their world of work into an evening designed to make the most of your time.

3. On each additional story of the dwelling, including basements but not including crawl spaces and uninhabitable attics. In dwelling or dwelling units with split levels and without an intervening door between the adjacent levels, a smoke alarm installed on the upper level shall suffice for the adjacent lower level provided that the lower level is less than one full story below the upper level.

Juan de Fuca Chapter of ICC Meeting

Jan. 28: Gentry Architectural Collaborative March 25: Sound Community Bank June 24: Thomas Building Center July 22: Evergreen Building Products

January 26, 6 p.m. Red Lion CrabHouse

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